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Woman accepts marriage proposal on cliff

A woman accepts her boyfriend's romantic marriage proposal in a picture-perfect cliff side over Baofeng Lake in Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan province on April 23. (CNS/Li Dongqun)
Source: | 2016/4/26 10:51:59

Near abduction sparks debate about violence towards women in China

A recent video and social media post that have gone viral has sparked outrage and ignited debate concerning violence towards women in China.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/7 20:28:01

#OscarsSoWhite creator says will not watch Oscars

The creator of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag on Twitter on Saturday said she will watch and tweet about a 1999 coming-of-age movie featuring three black actors rather than Sunday night's showing of the Academy Awards, joining a growing list of activists and entertainers snubbing the event for its lack of diversity.
Source: Reuters | 2016/2/28 16:08:01

Black market hormones one of many hurdles for Thai transgenders

Chalit Pongpitakwiset has always felt like a man. Now the 25-year-old wants everyone else to see it too.
Source: AFP | 2016/2/21 17:08:01

Aussie man who woke from coma speaking Chinese finds love

An Australian man who woke from a coma speaking Putonghua (Standard Chinese) has found love on a Chinese dating show.
Source: AFP | 2016/2/14 17:03:02

China's answer to 'Hitch' reveals the key to his success

In 2007, Ruan Qi, known as Mogui Zixunshi (lit. evil consultant) online, started a group on that was dedicated to teaching men how to start conversations with women and become friends with them. He shared his personal experiences in this forum, which soon became very popular among netizens who flooded in to ask for his advice.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/13 18:33:01

Whose home for the holidays?

A week away from the Spring Festival, Xiaoqian is exhausting herself as she goes about shopping, selecting gifts and packing in preparation for the trip back to her husband's hometown in Jiangsu Province.
Source: Global Times | 2015/2/12 19:03:01

Brazil entices Tinder users in covert safe-sex campaign

"Looking for men and women for no-strings attached sex, preferably no condoms?" reads the enticingly explicit message seemingly posted by a young Brazilian woman on meet-up mobile site Tinder.
Source: AFP | 2015/2/11 17:28:01

Love, with interest

Capitalizing upon rising divorce rates in China, a number of insurance companies have started offering policies that provide a financial incentive for married couples to stay together.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/16 20:33:01

Loving the locals

Today is November 11, China's Singles' Day. Whether it is a day to celebrate or lament, this “anti-Valentine's Day” is a day on which people consider relationships, and whether they need a relationship to be happy.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/10 17:53:01

Stand up and shout

Talking about gender equality, Emma Watson's speech as a United Nations Women's Goodwill Ambassador on Saturday inspired support among celebrities and the general public. During the speech, the Harry Potter actress called upon men to fight against violence and discrimination against women.
Source: Global Times | 2014/9/25 18:48:02

The art of WeChat

The social network platform WeChat has become the latest tool in the bidding wars of the art world. The marketing of artworks via the network has opened up art collection circles to new customers.
Source: Global Times | 2014/7/14 19:13:01

Breakup gurus

Breakups are never easy, no matter how one goes about letting the other person down. Relationships are an important part of life, and ending them is a common part of it. But now with the help of a breakup agency, the once sticky encounter could become a whole lot smoother.
Source: Global Times | 2014/7/13 21:28:01

Mothers and fathers of gay children tell their stories of heartbreak and joy

In November 2005, Wu Youjian made headlines throughout China's media, coming out very publicly as the mother of a gay son. She was the country's first parent to openly support the gay and lesbian community in China.
Source: Global Times | 2014/6/30 17:48:01

End of the road

Wang Xueru almost broke up with her boyfriend over her period. It was not, she said, because her mood was bad. Rather, her boyfriend blamed her for planning a visit to a hot spring when her period was due, and then refusing to go into the water.
Source: Global Times | 2014/6/4 19:18:01

Rekindling the spark

German woman Frederika Schutz (pseudonym) fell in love with her Chinese boyfriend Chris Yuan (pseudonym) at first sight when the couple met at a mutual friend's birthday party in Beijing in 2010.
Source: Global Times | 2014/5/25 18:13:01

Marriage bombard wears down young at New Year

Matchmaking website has come under fire recently over its latest commercial that urges singles to marry to please their senior family members.
Source: Global Times | 2014/2/15 0:03:01

Mingles for Singles

Qixi, also known as Chinese Valentine's Day, is a celebration of love. Observed on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar, this year it falls on August 13. Qixi is based on a romantic Chinese folktale about a pair of star-crossed lovers, a cow herder and a fairy weaver girl, who were separated by the Goddess of Heaven when she discovered that a fairy wanted to marry a mortal. They could only meet once a year on a bridge formed by magpies, who took pity on the couple. The day they meet is the day that Qixi is celebrated.
Source: Global Times | 2013/8/8 18:23:01